Chinese police on patrol in Italy to boost tourism

Officers in Rome help Chinese tourists with anything they need, including giving directions to city's many attractions.

    Each year about three million Chinese citizens visit Italy and now they will have a few more familiar faces to help them on their travels.

    In a European first, Chinese police are patrolling major Italian cities - and the officers have become an attraction themselves.

    Al Jazeera’s Claudio Lavanga reports from Rome.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.